The Golden State Warriors are -160 favorites to win the #NBA Title after 1 game, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are -135 favorites to win the #NCAAF Playoff after 8 weeks via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) October 19, 2018
Which team do you think has been more dream-crushing to opponents over the past 3 seasons?
Over the past three seasons, the Warriors sit 198-48 in the regular season and 47-14 in the playoffs. They've lost exactly one playoff series in that time frame and it took an other-worldly effort from LeBron James for that to happen. Here are their eight playoff series since adding Kevin Durant: 4-0, 4-0, 4-0, 4-1, 4-1, 4-1, 4-3, 4-0. That's an unbelievable level of dominance for a basketball team.
Still, they're going up against the Crimson Tide here, a team that in the past three seasons has a record of 41-3. They've lost three times in three years. The last time Alabama lost more than one regular season game was 2010. They're currently in a stretch of football where their starting quarterback doesn't even have to play in the fourth quarter -- it's terrifying.
Possibly the most soul-crushing game in recent memory was the 2018 National Championship when the Tide were down 20-7 before deciding to put in then-backup QB Tua Tagovailoa to start the second half. I think we all know how that's gone ever since they obliterated Georgia's defense in that second half and won the game in OT.
But the Warriors are doing a very similar thing in that many consider it much harder to be this overwhelmingly dominant in the NBA. So who's truly the more soul-crushing opponent? Let how the rest of their seasons' play out give you the real answer.
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